Pellets is a kind of commercial chicken feed where the ingredients are all mashed together and then formed into pellets. Depending on the maker, thesefeed pellets can contain ground corn, rice bran, soybean meal and, in some cases, poultry feathers as well as other ingredients. There are organic pellet mixes available which do not include protein from chicken, but vegetarian sources. Chicken feed pellets are normally 3mm in diameter.Chickens will need properly formulated feed that is the correct type for their age, for growth, sustenance and to produce eggs if they are hens of egg laying age.
Layers/Growers Chicken Feed
In terms of chick feed there is two types, either layers pellets or growers pellets. Obviously layers pellets are for egg producing birds and growers pellets are for chickens that are destined for the dinner table.For layers pellets ingredients include wheat, calcium carbonate, soya meal, maize, sunflower seeds, salt and some other ingredients. For layers pellets you want to make sure that the eggs produced have good shells and the yolks are a nice bright colour. For the growers pellets formulation you want to optimise the protein and fat percentages to get the best growth results.
There are many benefits to using pelleted chicken feed and producing your own pellets. With pellets you can add the necessary vitamins and minerals in exact amounts and you can be confident the birds have consumed them. With loose mash etc the chickens will peck at the feed and may miss out on important ingredients. Therefore there tends to be less feed wastage with pellets. With pellets you can also store much more feed in a much smaller storage space.
Select good quality feed pellets
t is generally accepted that poultry perform better when feed good-quality pellets. Performance of modern broilers improves when caloric density is increased by the addition of fat, and performance also improves when a higher proportion of pellets are present at the feeder. Researchers in Germany fed birds mash, poor-quality pellets and good-quality pellets (Lemme, 2006). Pellets of poor and good qualities had Holmen durabilities of about 85 percent and 25 percent, respectively. The term 'pellet durability' is used to describe the ability of the pellets to survive transport to the feeder without losing their physical form. Chicken fed poor-quality pellets had the same performance as fed mash, while good-quality pellets resulted in a significant increase in gain.
As one of China professional feed pellet mahcine manufacturers, Allance will endeavor to offer high quality feed pellet mills.